Claremont Mormon Studies Conference Schedule: “Community, Authority, and Identity”

By January 30, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 10.04.15 AM[Looks like a great program, including a smattering of JIers–always a good sign for a successful conference.]

Claremont Mormon Studies Conference
Community, Authority, and Identity
Claremont Graduate University
March 6-7, 2015

Albrecht Auditorium
925 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

4:00 Welcome and Introduction
Tammi J. Schneider—Claremont Graduate University

4:10-5:30 Mormon Authority and Tradition(s)

  • Robert Couch—Willamette University: “Scripture and Authority in the Mormon Tradition”
  • Shelby Hamm—Claremont Graduate University: “Conflicting Perceptions of Priesthood & Its Powers”
  • Thomas G. Evans—Claremont Graduate University: “Priesthood, Prophecy, and the Failure of “The Word of the Lord””

Keynote Address — 7:30 p.m.

  • J. Spencer Fluhman—Brigham Young University: “Secrets and the Making of American Mormonism”

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

9:00-10:20 Mormon Identity in a Digital Age

  • Hillary Kirkham—Claremont Graduate University: “Rebranding Mormonism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “I’m a Mormon” Campaign and the Reclamation of Mormon Identity”
  • Saskia Tielens—Technische Universität Dortmund: “Breaking the Mold: The Construction of Identity and Authority in an Online Christian Context”
  • Rosemary Avance—University of Pennsylvania: “Shifting Mormon Identity and the Internet”

10:30-11:30 Community and Contested Reception

  • Samuel Alonzo Dodge—Lehigh University: “God’s Wisdom or Man’s: Mormon Identity and Competing Interpretations of the Word of Wisdom Revelation”
  • Steven C. Harper—LDS Church History Department: Identity, Community, and the Contest for Joseph Smith’s First Vision”

11:45-12:45 Community and Ritual in the 19th Century

  • Justin Bray—University of Utah: ““That We May Be One”: The Lord’s Supper and Community Worship, 1850-1900”
  • Kristine Wright—Independent Scholar: ““How discouraging to be sick so much”: Chronicity, Ritual Failure and Mormon Identity”

1:00 Lunch provided for all attendees

2:00-3:20 History as Identity

  • Benjamin E. Park—University of Missouri: “The Gendered Politics of Mormon Identity: Two Nineteenth Century Examples”
  • Rachel Hunt Steenblik—Claremont Graduate University: “Mormon Women Write: Reclaiming the Words of Those who have Slumbered in the Dust”
  • J.B. Haws—Brigham Young University: “A Mentor and a Mentality: Shaping a Generation of Mormon Historians”

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Comments

  1. I am looking forward to it!

    Comment by Saskia — January 30, 2015 @ 6:06 am

  2. 🙁 That looks like a load of fun! Hopefully some of these presentations will be published elsewhere.

    I’ll be going to Missouri State soon, but if I chose U of Missouri, it would have been cool to have an LDS professor to talk about Mormon things with.

    Comment by Katherine Pollock — January 30, 2015 @ 6:28 am


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